In support of the government’s efforts to apply the precautionary measures essential for combating and curbing Covid-19 disease, DHL Express Egypt announced its partnership with Baheya Foundation to deliver medications to cancer patients across Egypt.
This partnership enables those patients to receive their medical supplies and medicines while at home without the need to go to the hospital and face the hazard of getting infected, especially that they are among the most prone to get infected with the virus. The initiative aims to protect the patients as well as the medical staff during such an exceptional period.
Ahmed Elfangary, country manager of DHL Express Egypt, said that DHL is keen on utilizing its services and tools to support the government in its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus.
Elfangary added, “We attempt to support the community and its most vulnerable segments to the virus such as cancer patients that have immunity issues and hence going out more often to bring their medicine jeopardizes their lives and increases the pressure on hospitals during the pandemic. Our role extends beyond our logistical services to include serving the communities that we operate within, which falls under our social corporate responsibility. Supporting Baheya is a priority not just during this period but around the year, given the organization’s role in saving the lives of many women through early detection and successful treatment of breast cancer.”
Elfangary also noted, “The health of patients is on top of our priorities; therefore, we were keen on delivering medication and medical supplies according to the set schedules and implementing a proactive strategy to provide the utmost protection through regular sanitization and disinfection measures across our fleet. We have also stressed that keeping safe distances during delivery is mandatory to protect the health of patients, doctors and employees.”
Maged Hamdy, Baheya’s board member, said, “Similar collaborations reinforce the importance of social cooperation between the public and private sectors, which benefits the entire community in general and the targeted benefactors in specific. In this case, they are Baheya’s cancer patients, who deserve the utmost care and attention during the current circumstances due to their cases that weaken thei immune systems. This collaboration will ultimately benefit them, providing them with the maximum protection and safety.”